# Python – Check for Key in Dictionary Value list

• Last Updated : 01 Mar, 2020

Sometimes, while working with data, we might have a problem we receive a dictionary whole key has list of dictionaries as value. In this scenario, we might need to find if a particular key exists in that. Let’s discuss certain ways in which this task can be performed.

Method #1 : Using `any()`
This is simple and most recommended way in which this task can be performed. In this, we just check for the key inside the values by iteration.

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of ``# Check for Key in Dictionary Value list``# Using any()``   ` `# initializing dictionary ``test_dict ``=` `{``'Gfg'` `: [{``'CS'` `: ``5``}, {``'GATE'` `: ``6``}], ``'for'` `: ``2``, ``'CS'` `: ``3``} ``   ` `# printing original dictionary ``print``(``"The original dictionary is : "` `+` `str``(test_dict)) ``   ` `# initializing key``key ``=` `"GATE"``   ` `# Check for Key in Dictionary Value list``# Using any()``res ``=` `any``(key ``in` `ele ``for` `ele ``in` `test_dict[``'Gfg'``])``   ` `# printing result  ``print``(``"Is key present in nested dictionary list ?  : "` `+` `str``(res)) `

Output :

```The original dictionary is : {'Gfg': [{'CS': 5}, {'GATE': 6}], 'for': 2, 'CS': 3}
Is key present in nested dictionary list ?  : True
```

Method #2 : Using list comprehension + in operator
The combination of above functionalities can be used to perform this task. In this, we iterate through the list using comprehension and perform key flattening and store keys. Then we check for desired key using in operator.

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of ``# Check for Key in Dictionary Value list``# Using list comprehension + in operator``   ` `# initializing dictionary ``test_dict ``=` `{``'Gfg'` `: [{``'CS'` `: ``5``}, {``'GATE'` `: ``6``}], ``'for'` `: ``2``, ``'CS'` `: ``3``} ``   ` `# printing original dictionary ``print``(``"The original dictionary is : "` `+` `str``(test_dict)) ``   ` `# initializing key``key ``=` `"GATE"``   ` `# Check for Key in Dictionary Value list``# Using list comprehension + in operator``res ``=` `key ``in` `[sub ``for` `ele ``in` `test_dict[``'Gfg'``] ``for` `sub ``in` `ele.keys()]``   ` `# printing result  ``print``(``"Is key present in nested dictionary list ?  : "` `+` `str``(res)) `

Output :

```The original dictionary is : {'Gfg': [{'CS': 5}, {'GATE': 6}], 'for': 2, 'CS': 3}
Is key present in nested dictionary list ?  : True
```

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